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By drawing districts in which only Republicans could win, Hofeller helped radicalize the GOP. Read more

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When the ends justify the means, anything goes. Read more

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In a 5–4 decision, the court ruled that partisan gerrymandering was “beyond the reach of the federal courts” and declined to overturn congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland. Read more

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Attorneys with the advocacy group Common Cause asked a judge to kindly tell the legislature to stop trying to “conceal evidence that is extraordinarily relevant” to the gerrymandering case. Read more

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“This is a good time to pass the torch,” Hayes said Monday. Read more

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A judge ruled the General Assembly couldn’t use its ill-gotten supermajorities to put constitutional amendments on the ballot. So why should its veto overrides stand? Read more

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But term limits won’t happen, so an NC newspaper thinks we should just let right-wingers rewrite the Constitution. Politics is weird. Read more

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Turnout rose from 44 percent in 2014 to 53 percent in 2018. Read more

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“Until those in the media, social media, and other outlets can openly criticize and call out the misdeeds of both parties in this sham, it’s just noise.” Read more

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In Michigan and Wisconsin, lame-duck Republican lawmakers are trying to kneecap the next administrations. Read more

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The state’s efficiency gap, a measure of gerrymandering, exceeded 27 percent this year, more than three times higher than what experts say it should be. Read more

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Neither the timing of the lawsuit nor its venue—in state court, rather than federal—is coincidental. Read more

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In North Carolina, Democrats got more votes. Republicans got more seats. Read more

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    Mother Jones (https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/the-courts-wont-end-gerrymandering-eric-holder-has-a-plan-to-fix-it-without-them/)